Dover Technical College - Hairdressing
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Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

Come to Dover Technical College, and get a head start in the creative and rewarding world of hairdressing. 

Here you will be taught by staff with industry knowledge and experience, as well as gain work experience in our very own salon. Our qualifications will give you the confidence and knowledge employers are looking for. We will equip you with the skills you need to progress into the world of work. 

You’ll learn how to conduct a thorough consultation prior to starting a service and understand how the choice of shampoos and conditioners can affect the hair and scalp. In addition, we offer opportunities for students to learn from professional designers and interact with local entrepreneurs, as well as participate in community activities such as the Dover Roman Festival. 



Why people love Hairdressing

A Day In The Life Of A Hairdressing Student

A Day In The Life Of A Hairdressing Student

I arrive at College at 8:40 so I can pick up some breakfast. It’s free and I’m meeting my friends in the Refectory. Our first lesson starts at 9 and I have to be on time because ‘being late is unprofessional’ as my lecturer keeps saying. It’s been two months now since I’ve started my Hairdressing course and I’ve sort of surprised myself how quickly I’ve got used to the way we do things at College, which is so different to school!

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It's colour time!

It's colour time!

It’s colour time! The full time level 2's have done so well they are already practicing their colourIng techniques.

The students now offer a salon session every Monday afternoon which is great experience for them, getting them work ready for the future.

Rosie shares her success with us after finishing college in 2018.


An interview with Hairdressing student, Rosie.

In which year to you leave Dover Technical College?


Which subjects did you study?

I studied Hairdressing level 1, 2 and 3. 

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Career Prospects

Example: Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors

 Annual pay
£10,920 - £26,000
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 24% over the period to 2027, adding 6,410 jobs. In the same period, 83% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 22,470 job openings.

Role description

Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hairdressing salons, beauty treatment and similar establishments.

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What's next?

If you are 16 to 18-years-old and want to explore your options then apply today.

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway.

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Dover Technical College

If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

Maison Dieu Road
Dover, Kent
CT16 1DH

01304 244332